Dropbox is a file hosting service which offers file synchronization, cloud storage and client software solutions. It provides users with the facility to create exclusively designated folders on each of their computers, after which Dropbox synchronizes them, so that they appear to be same folder with same contents on every computer chosen to view it.
Now, if you’re looking to uninstall Dropbox [It’s a little tough to understand how and why you jumped to make this decision], know that the application would remove “Dropbox” from your computer completely. Upon removal, the Dropbox menu will no longer appear + it will no longer sync the files in your Dropbox folder i.e. your file hosting service will effectively reach its end.
Here is a detailed analysis specific to different OS:
- For Windows Vista or Windows 7:
- Open the “Control Panel” from the “Start” Menu.
- Under the “Programs” section, select the “Uninstall a program” option.
- Select “Dropbox” from the list of programs appearing in front of you, and click “Uninstall”.
Your Dropbox application has been successfully uninstalled.
- For Windows 8:
- On the “Start” screen, type “Control Panel” and click on it.
- Under the “Programs” sub-section, select the “Uninstall a program” option.
- From the list of options laid out in front of you, choose “Dropbox” and the uninstallation process would be completed in a matter of minutes.
How to remove files from your Dropbox Folder:
Even after the uninstallation process is culminated, your Dropbox files would still be existing in your designated folder. Now, they can stay there if you want them to. But if you want to remove them as well, all you need to do is a simple drag-and-drop into the Recycle bin.
Dropbox removal for advanced user [Removing “Settings” Files]:
Uninstalling Dropbox using the above-lying steps will remove the application from your hard drive only. Additionally, you can also clean Dropbox “settings files” from your “Application Data” folder.
- In any “Windows Explorer” window [The program that you use to view files on your computer], type or copy-paste the following code in the “location bar” found at the top of the window and press “Return”:
This will take you to your “Application Data” folder.
- Move the “Dropbox” folder to the Recycle Bin.
So, your Dropbox has been successfully uninstalled from your computer. Congratulations!